A year ago this week, I soft opened the Love Infinitely Shop on Etsy to raise funds to start Love Infinitely Project. I posted a handful of items for pre-sale and set the official grand opening for Monday April 11th 2011, which we shall call our birthday. The first week of sales went beyond my expectations and kept me busy all spring break. I barely slept! The shop opened on the 11th, I added much more jewelry and soon after that, our famous shirts. From there, we caught the attention of a few amazing friends who were kind enough to give us some recognition via their websites. (Thank you Tricia Huffman and Gabby Bernstein!) We were also asked to sponsor some great fundraising events. (Thank you Andrew Keegan!)
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
My 33rd birthday is in exactly 2 weeks (11-17) and I could not be more excited for the way I will be celebrating my day this year, volunteering with elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Last year on my birthday I had just come off my adventure in India with VegNews Magazine and didn’t do much on my special day besides teach and go to yoga. Even though my day was lovely I knew I never wanted to spend another birthday not being of service to others.
So this year, for my birthday instead of birthday presents or the always awesome gift card I would LOVE a donation to the Love Infinitely Project! Even the smallest donation will make a big impact! The funds will be going to some really incredible organizations like, Animal Aid Unlimited and the Viengping Children’s Home. It’ll be my birthday present but thanks to our new donation site We Pay, you get a present too!**
Check it out:
Pretty cool right?! And for the big donors:
It’s a winning situation for everyone! And with exactly 6 days until departure, I am ready to bring our donations from 15% of our goal to 150%!
Even a small donation can make a big impact! Help make my birthday wish come true!
Infinite love and thanks!
~B, the Birthday Girl
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**Love Infinitely presents will be sent out to donors upon my return from the adventure when the Love Infinitely Shop will be back up and running with a bunch of amazing new stuff for the New Year!